York - Things To Do & Attractions

Top Things to do in York

Most Haunted....

York has some of the oldest pubs in the UK, and The Golden Fleece - one of the most haunted pubs in Britain - has even been featured on the TV programme “Most Haunted”!

There are lots of ways you can discover the city’s haunted history, and have lots of fun at the same time! A Ghost Walk of York is one of the most popular, and a trip to the York Dungeon is great for both adults and kids.

Retrace the steps of the Vikings!

If you’re going to do just one thing in York, make sure it’s the Jorvik Viking Centre! What began as a 5 year long excavation became an amazing experience through the Viking streets of York, just as they would have been 1000 years ago

Family fun

Lightwater Valley theme park might not be quite as famous as its more southerly neighbours Alton Towers or Thorpe Park, but it does boast Europe’s longest roller coaster! Less than an hour’s drive from York centre, Yorkshire’s most exciting family theme park has over 40 thrilling rides and attractions.

Walk the City Walls

York is surrounded by fabulously preserved Roman city walls, which you can actually enter and walk along for almost 3 miles. They afford wonderful views of the city plus as a bonus you’ll get some exercise walking up and down the many steps!

Language:
English
Currency:
British Pounds
Airports:
The closest airport to York is Leeds Bradford Airport, which is around 30 miles away
Temperatures:
The temperature in York averages 18°C in July and August, and 5°C in January and February.
Telephone:
  • Country code: +44
  • Emergency Services Number: 999
Electricity
230/240V AC, 50Hz.

One of the UK’s most historic towns, York is famed for its history of Viking invasion, exceptional levels of ghostly goings-on and Olde Worlde charm in spades.

It’s no surprise then that most of the popular things to do in York are based around the city’s fascinating history; from the world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre to ghost walks, haunted pubs and Roman ruins.

You’ll definitely feel like you’ve stepped into the past as you wander through the cobbled streets filled with sandstone architecture and exposed beams, with quirky vintage and sweet shops just adding to the list of historic York attractions.

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